Frame The Light

by Chris Taylor

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released September 20, 2012

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My name is Chris Taylor. I play music and create visual art and find joy in the process.

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Track Name: Unforced Rhythms of Grace
UNFORCED RHYTHMS OF GRACE

INTRO: 
Am F C G

VERSE 1:
SOMEONE ASKED ME WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN
I SAID TO HOLD A WOMANS HEART, WITH BOTH OF HIS HANDS
TO WORK FOR HIS DREAM, THEN LAY DOWN ALL HIS PLANS
NOT BLOWING IN THE WIND, NOT BUILT ON SHIFTING SAND

VERSE 2:
YOU MIGHT BE ONE WHO THINKS, THAT THE PAST IS THROUGH
BUT I KNOW TOO WELL, THE PAST GOES RIGHT ON THROUGH
STRANGLE ALL MY MEMORIES...  I'M LEFT UNDEFINED
REPLAYS ALL MY REGRET, LIKE MOVIES IN MY MIND

VERSE 3:
WE GET WAY TOO CLOSE, TO THE ONES WE HOLD DEAR
SING A SONG INTO THEIR HEART, THAT ONLY THEY WILL HEAR
BEVEN JESUS CHRIST... WAS BETRAYED BY A KISS
BET JUDAS NEVER THOUGHT, IT WOULD BE COMING DOWN TO THIS

VERSE 4:
THEY SAY FOOLS KEEP RUSHING IN, WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
AND LIFE IS FOR THE LIVING, AND DEATH IS FOR THE DEAD
IVE GOT MYSELF A BODY, BUT EMPTINESS INSIDE
LOOKING FOR A KIND OF JOY, IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND


OUTRO:
THE MUSIC OF YOUR SMILE
THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
THE MUSIC OF THE HUMAN SOUL
AS ITS TAKING FLIGHT
THE MUSIC OF FORGIVENESS
THE MUSIC IN YOUR FACE
THE MUSIC OF YOUR
UNFORCED RHYTHMS OF GRACE
Track Name: Love Is
war would be over sings the great mourning dove
if we could ever know what he meant by love
the veil would be lifted, the shackles would fall
in the wet morning mist, hear the faint bugle call
there's a woman with a child, she's at the edge of a lake
she knows the pain of living with a brand new ache
crawling slowly down her leg, is a black blind snake
carries the regrets she will never forsake

love is, love is
knocking at your door

our enemy prowls, looking over the earth
pregnant with evil and about to give birth
I stand in that chasm, with a 6 string guitar
already seen battle, my heart has a scar
she's filled with tattoos, you can't see her skin
the ink tells a story, of our deadly sins
the more that i look, i'm caught up in a trance
i see things too heavy, i wouldn't see at first glance

love is, love is
knocking at your door

always searching for that sound
of the beautiful sun as it's going down

allah and budah, jesus and able
were all playing poker at a blackjack table
jesus he folded with aces and eights
"can't finish the game... for my cross awaits"
now the seconds grow louder, they're ticking in my ears
not everything in life is the way it appears
be true to your soul, before it disappears... come on...

always searching for that sound
of the beautiful sun as it's going down
Track Name: On The Run
Verse:
Every time you go I get to feeling so low
Like the sun don't shine and the moon don't glow
I'm addicted like a drug to your sweet sweet light
Without you I can't make it thought the night

Chorus:
Your love is like a desert and my soul is dry
Sometimes I can't look you in the eye

Verse:
There's nothing that I've done that can be undone
Looking over my shoulder cos I'm on the run
When everything is lonely be my own best friend
But I'm beginning to think that I've got the wrong man

Chorus:
Your love is like a desert and my soul is dry
Sometimes I can't look you in the eye

Bridge:
A song can be a new beginning
Like an early morning sun
A song can take all of our secret prayers
Four hundred thousand million into one, into one, into one

Chorus:
Your love is like a desert and my soul is dry
Sometimes I can't look you in the eye

Love... Are you ready?
Track Name: Heavy Duty Soul
HEAVY DUTY SOUL

INTRO: A  D

VERSE:
IM THE MAN WHO DIDNT WAIT FOR TIME
GOT NOTHING BUT YOU UPON MY MIND
IM FOUND OUT, CAN YOU LIFT MY HEAD
PUT A TINY LITTLE SPRING IN MY STEP

CHORUS:
I GOT NO FUTURE AND GOT NO PAST
IM BURNING MY BRIDGE AND IM FREE AT LAST
I GOT NO FUTURE AND GOT NO PAST
IM BREATHING IN SMOKE FROM YOUR STAINED GLASS
I GOT NO FUTURE AND GOT NO PAST
IM BURNING MY BRIDGE AND IM FREE AT LAST
I GOT NO FUTURE AND GOT NO PAST
IM BREATHING IN SMOKE FROM YOUR STAINED GLASS

VERSE:
IM THE MAN WHO SOLD MY SOUL
BUYING IT BACK WITH ROCK AND ROLL
I KNOW THERES SALVATION IN YOUR SMILE
BABY IVE BEEN CHASING IT FOR A WHILE
IM THE MAN WITH EVERYTHING TO LOSE
IM HIGH ON LOVE AND DRUNK ON THE BLUES
I BEAT MYSELF UP, BUT YOU CANT SEE THE BRUISE
DONT STEP ON THESE BLUE SUEDE SHOES

CHORUS:
I GOT NO FUTURE AND GOT NO PAST
IM BURNING MY BRIDGE AND IM FREE AT LAST
I GOT NO FUTURE AND GOT NO PAST
IM BREATHING IN SMOKE FROM YOUR STAINED GLASS
I GOT NO FUTURE AND GOT NO PAST
IM BURNING MY BRIDGE AND IM FREE AT LAST
I GOT NO FUTURE AND GOT NO PAST
IM BREATHING IN SMOKE FROM YOUR STAINED GLASS

BREAK:
LORD, LORD, LORD, LORD...

A D C

OUTRO:
HALLELUJAH, HALLE, HALLELUJAH
WILL I MAKE IT TO 45?
I NEED A HEAVY DUTY SOUL

I LIVE MY LIFE, I LIVE MY LIFE
LIKE A BUTTERFLY
I NEED A HEAVY DUTY SOUL
Track Name: Music Lets The Light In
Music Lets the Light In
Chris Taylor

E A 

VERSE 1:
I tell you the truth, redemption comes slow
I still feel the pain, blow after blow
Feel a bit dizzy, can't recognize myself
Now light's been injected, into my every cell

VERSE 2:
Your grace is annoying, keeps coming round
Can't see it coming, but I hear the sound
The gift that keeps giving, but I don't receive
I want in my spirit but my mind don't believe

CHORUS:
The whole world is closing in on me
The whole world is closing in on me
The whole world is closing in on me
Music lets the light in

VERSE 4:
Next time I sleep, I will force a dream
Forgiving myself of a fraudulent scheme 
For now I am numb, broken and tired
Like an Agent of Truth, with the lips of a liar

CHORUS:
The whole world is closing in on me
The whole world is closing in on me
The whole world is closing in on me
Music lets the light in

VERSE 5:
Corporate monies, political smiles
Apples and Arches, are blocking church aisles
We run to the alter, tripping over the signs
Ignorant slogans, don't point toward Divine 

VERSE 6:
Redemption comes slow, redemption is near
When I'm in your shadow, the cross is a mirror
There is no gift, sweeter than grace
But when it is given, can't see your face... well

CHORUS:
The whole world is closing in on me
The whole world is closing in on me
The whole world is closing in on me
Music lets the light in

CHORUS:
The whole world is closing in on me
The whole world is closing in on me
The whole world is closing in on me
Music lets the light in

OUTRO:
If there were angels and they were singing
A song of grace for the world to hear them
Who would turn and who would listen
Faith by sound and not by vision
Track Name: Drug Called Doubt
Drug Called Doubt
Chris Taylor
capo 2

E A D

Verse 1:
I'm on a drug, a drug called despair
I'm telling you now, buyer beware
You cant buy it here, you cant buy it there
But if you look you will find it, everywhere
I'm on a drug, a drug called despair

Verse 2:
I'm on a drug, a drug called shame
Out on the street, it has a different name
In a house full of mirrors, you're the one to blame
When it grows wild, it cannot be tamed
I'm on a drug, a drug called shame

Verse 3:
I'm on a drug, a drug called the end
I've taken just enough, to be my only friend
It's become the only thing, I can depend
It leaves me treading, in the deep end
I'm on a drug, a drug called the end

Verse 4:
I'm on a drug, a drug called doubt
It creeps into my veins when faith runs out
I would really like to tell you what it's all about
But I'm so unsure, of being found out
I'm on a drug, a drug called doubt

Chorus:
         A
And the little heart of Jesus must be crying for me
          E
Cos the desert is the place that I want to be
A
Sometimes I think that I'm reborn
    E
But I dont even really know anymore
D. A7. E
           I want to get clean

OUTRO:
I'm on a drug, a drug called doubt
It creeps into my veins when faith runs out
I'm on a drug, a drug called doubt
It creeps into my veins when faith runs out
I'm on a drug, a drug called doubt
It creeps into my veins when faith runs out
I'm on a drug, a drug called doubt
It creeps into my veins when faith runs out
Track Name: Baby Let Me Follow You Down
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN
Chris Taylor

INTRO:
C              G       Am
Baby wont you take my hand (ooohhh)                    
Show me to the promised land               
Ive got a fire... burning within
Tell me can I be a man?

CHORUS:
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN 
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN
IVE PLAYED THE FOOL, IVE PLAYED THE CLOWN
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN

VERSE 2:
C         G         Am   
LOVE LIKE NEVER BEFORE (ooohhh) 
MIRACLES I'VE NEVER SEEN
JOY FROM OUT OF THE BLUE 
TAKE ME PLACES THAT I'VE NEVER BEEN
EVERY SINGLE THING IS CHANGING 
IN THAT MOMENT OF A BLINK OF THE EYE
I WAS STANDING ON THE EARTH 
NOW IM SOMEWHERE FLOATING UP IN THE SKY

CHORUS:
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN 
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN
IVE PLAYED THE FOOL, IVE PLAYED THE CLOWN
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN

Verse:
C    G         Am
Hold out your arms (ooohhh) 
I am all alone...
I'd rather let you down... 
Never want to let you go
My mind is made up
Im down on my luck
My mind is made up
Never want to let you go

CHORUS:
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN
IVE PLAYED THE FOOL, IVE PLAYED THE CLOWN
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN

BRIDGE:
Em                           G
AINT LIFE SWEET WHEN YOU'RE UP IN THE SKY?
C                     D
THE WORLD BELOW IN A WONDERFUL DISGUISE

SOLO: 
C  G  Am

QUIET CHORUS:
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN 
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN
IVE PLAYED THE FOOL, IVE PLAYED THE CLOWN
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN

CHORUS:
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN 
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN
IVE PLAYED THE FOOL, IVE PLAYED THE CLOWN
BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN

ENDING:
C  G  Am
Track Name: Frame The Light
my mother, she's too far away
my daddy, got no time to play
gonna frame the light, if it takes all night
it's the only way

chorus:
who's gonna fill my head?
who's gonna fill my heart?
who's gonna fill my head?
Who's gonna light the dark?
when there's nothing coming in
nothing coming on
nothing going right... i've got it all wrong...

verse:
lost myself along the way
feels like i'm here to stay
gonna frame the light, if it takes all night
it's the only way
impossible ascent, feet in cement
cant move, groove or prove and my body is bent
i'm stuck on an ocean with siamese twins
one got a knife and she's breaking my skin
gonna frame the light
til it feels alright
it's the only way

chorus:
who's gonna fill my head?
who's gonna fill my heart?
who's gonna fill my head?
Who's gonna light the dark?
when there's nothing coming in
nothing coming on
nothing going right... i've got it all wrong...

verse:
all my devils keep hanging around
cant shake, break, take or fake them
they've chained me to the ground
gonna frame the light, til it feels alright
it's the only way

verse:
3am... 4am
stressed and depressed
sleep wont come and sooth this man
gonna frame the light
til its shining bright
it's the only way

chorus:
who's gonna fill my head?
who's gonna fill my heart?
who's gonna fill my head?
Who's gonna light the dark?
when there's nothing coming in
nothing coming on
nothing going right... i've got it all wrong...

verse:
I've got nothing but time
to crucify my own soul
throw all my joy
down a deep black hole
gonna frame the light
til i get it right
it's the only way

verse:
i lose the connection, then i find it again
must be loose wires that i can't see
shorting out my AMEN
gonna frame the light
til the blind have sight
it's the only way

help me frame the light and kiss the sun
Track Name: Now That You're Gone (Sweetheart)
NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE
INTRO: A

VERSE:
                  A  Asus              A  Asus
now that you’re gone, now that you’re gone 
baby it’s all wrong, now that you’re gone 
           F#m          D                    
there’s no light in my head
there’s no light in my head
there's no light in my head... now that you're gone

VERSE:
                 A Asus                A Asus
let it all come down, let it all come down  
let it all come down, till it hits the ground
            F#m          D                    
there’s no light in my head
there’s no light in my head
there's no light in my head... now that you're gone
              
VERSE:
             A               Asus
so send the rain, send the angels
move the mountain, we’re now strangers
send some healing, send some daylight
wish I could say it’s good to be alive
  F#m          D                    
there’s no light in my head
there’s no light in my head
there's no light in my head... now that you're gone

OUTRO:
Sweet heart, sweet light
Put your little hand in mine
Track Name: Storm Coming In
Storm Coming In

VERSE:

I can see the clouds rolling, I can feel my heart break 
I can hear the sweet music, I can feel the earth shake
Can you whisper to my spirit, can you speak into my soul
Can you lift me any higher, than what I already know

CHORUS:
Theres a storm coming in, theres a storm coming in oh Lord
Inside of my soul
To begin again

VERSE:
I've got a coat of many colors, and I wear it with pride
All the colors of my sin, theres way too many to hide

No rest for the wicked, No rest for the depressed
No rest for the losers, No rest for the blessed
Who's gonna save me... save me from myself?

CHORUS:
Theres a storm coming in, theres a storm coming in oh Lord
Inside of my soul
To begin again

BRIDGE:
            E
You've got two seeing eyes but baby you're blind
You live a fast forward life but you need to rewind
You're grasping at straws for a dream come true
But how much can you do when you don't love you?

A Am G Em

OUTRO:
Soft, like your smile in my heart